A small but busy town on the southwest coast of St. Kitts, Basseterre is unique because it is home to two different town squares. “The Circus” is geared towards tourism, while “Independence Square” is more for quiet sightseeing as visitors walk through town glimpsing historic building. Although there is plenty to do in either area and throughout the rest of town, one of the most popular activities is shopping. Leather handicrafts, woven baskets, and locally created clothing are particularly good finds and you can get great deals on jewelry at the Pelican Mall.
Short term visitors and long term guests both agree that renting a scooter can add a number of options of exploration during your stay in Basseterre. Whether you choose to simply cruise the streets, or use them for transportation, bikes and scooters can expand the scope of your vacation.
If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air there are a couple of rental agencies that can help make it happen. Read this extended discussion which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find additional specifics.
Divers coming to Basseterre will not be displeased; colorful coral reefs are found just off the coast, ready to be explored.
There are 3 dive operators and at least 7 good dive sites in the area. For a detailed look at diving opportunities in this area use this link.
Basseterre has its very own reef just off shore. This underwater ecosystem provides the area with an abundance of fish that anglers can test their skills with.
Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? There are two charter fishing companies operating in this area. To find out more about deep sea fishing in this area, read this article.
If you enjoy playing golf you should know that Basseterre isn't quite a golfer's paradise. Still, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Click on this link to find our article concerning golf courses throughout St. Kitts.
Be sure to look at the table just below for details on area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Blue Water Safaris||(869) 466-4933||Downtown Basseterre|
|Captain Sunshine||(869) 663-9290||Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre|
|Leeward Islands Charters||(869) 465-7474||Downtown Basseterre|
|Speedy 4 Charters||(869) 466-1472||Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
If you're interested in reading about area marinas and charter operators use this link.
If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 87 retail stores just waiting to be explored. For information on opportunities for shopping in Basseterre, click here.
You should plan on spending a day enjoying the sights and culture of Basseterre. The area features 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.
View the following chart to read more about a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.
|Flamboyant Tours||(869) 466-3840||Downtown Basseterre|
|Greg's Safaris||(869) 465-4121||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Basseterre|
|Kantours ATV||(869) 465-2098||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 466-1605||Downtown Basseterre|
|Pereira Tours||(869) 665-1943||Downtown Basseterre|
|(869) 465-4167||Downtown Basseterre|
If you are thinking about snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Basseterre. For a more detailed look at snorkeling, read this article about snorkeling possibilities.
Relaxing in a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to know there are several in this area. To learn about more the options, read this page.
Details concerning many other activities are summarized in the following chart.
|Watersports Operator||(869) 765-4246||Frigate Bay, 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 465-4416||Downtown Basseterre|
|Mr. X Water Sports||Watersports Operator||--||Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(869) 466-6594||Downtown Basseterre|
|St. Kitts Megaplex 7||Movie Theater||(869) 466-4777||Downtown Basseterre|
|St. Kitts Scenic Railway||Scenic Railway||(869) 465-7263||4.2 mi. Northwest of Central Basseterre|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Downtown Basseterre|
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